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Poster: A/V Geeks Date: May 2, 2012 9:01pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Newest uploads are great!

The jello effect you are seeing to often exists in the original transfer. The films were transferred with a telecine that has a line array CCD or flying spot (Cintel or Bosch FDL-60) where it's capturing the film frame line by line as it moves across the gate. If the film is shrunk, perf holes damaged or there's a big splice, you'll a waterfall where the image height wobbles - very similar to the CMOS artifacts with digital cameras that move faster than the chip can capture a frame.

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Poster: Frank Panucci Date: May 2, 2012 9:35pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Newest uploads are great!

Sounds logical. Last time I encountered a flying spot scanner was a long time ago. It was a set-top unit that played Super 8 film on TV. I saw one on a shelf at a Union Mission last year. I probably should have bought it. It was $8.

Anyway, the latest transfers look great for fun purposes. Why they defy pulldown removal I can't imagine. I work with video professionally, but the files I deal with are from recent equipment, and almost all are file-based these days. The most "exotic" videos I get are Pro Res or camera-specific codecs that adhere to specific technical requirements. No mysteries, no fun.